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PGY1 Acute Care: Alamance Regional Medical Center (ARMC)

Program Overview and Rotations

Program Overview

This residency program is designed to develop community-based, pharmacist leaders with the ability to provide patient-centered pharmaceutical care as an integral member of the health care team. Additionally, pharmacists completing this program will be prepared for PGY2 specialty residencies, pharmacy precepting roles and adjunct faculty positions. This program provides the resident with opportunities to improve medication therapy in the following settings: Internal and ambulatory medicine, cardiology, critical care, community, geriatrics, oncology, administration, and research. Residents are required to present an ACPE-accredited CE program to healthcare professionals with our hospital system. The resident will complete a research project with a goal to improve pharmaceutical care within our institution as well as participating in medication use evaluations, formulary reviews and membership on multidisciplinary committees. The resident also has the opportunity to work collaboratively with health care providers at Open Door Clinic to serve our community's indigent population. Precepting experience is gained while co-precepting students from the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Wingate University School of Pharmacy. As a member of the Cone Health System, our PGY1 residents have the ability to enter the early commitment process for PGY2 residency positions within Cone Health.

Required Rotations:

Internal Medicine

Cardiology

Congestive Heart Failure Clinic

Ambulatory Care (4 weeks + longitudinal component)

Critical Care

Emergency Department

Infectious Disease

Nephrology

Hematology/Oncology

Longitudinal Rotations:

Staffing

Pharmacy Administration

Academia

Research/MUE

Medication Safety

Preceptors

Preceptors

Internal Medicine

  • Michael Simpson, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
  • Mary Swayne, PharmD, BCPS

Nephrology

  • Hannah Wang, PharmD, BCPS

Ambulatory Care

  • Keri Harrison, PharmD

Critical Care

  • Michael Simpson, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
  • Scott Christy, PharmD, BCPS

Congestive Heart Failure

  • Tina Hackney, NP

Pharmacy Administration

  • Sandy Faucette, PharmD
  • Michael Simpson, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

Pharmacy Operations/Staffing

  • Mary Swayne, PharmD, BCPS
  • Hannah Wang, PharmD, BCPS

Academia

  • Michael Simpson, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

Hematology/Oncology

  • Adam Peele, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP

Cardiology

  • Teldrin James, PharmD, BCPS
  • Lisa Kluttz, PharmD, BCPS

Infectious Disease

  • Michael Simpson, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
  • David Fitzgerald, MD

Emergency Department

  • Mary Swayne, PharmD, BCPS
  • Sheema Hallaji, PharmD

Medication Safety

  • Michael Simpson, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

Current Residents

Application

Application Deadline is January 10 2018!

All Cone Health pharmacy residencies participate in the National Matching Service (NMS) match program. Applicants should register and apply through the central residency application, ASHP’s PhORCAS.

In addition to applying through PhORCAS, prospective Cone Health residents must apply to be a Cone Health employee.

Effective 12/20/2017 our Cone Health online employee application portal is currently off line.  We anticipate the portal working properly after January 2, 2018.  Please complete all PhORCAS application materials by the deadline.  We will contact you when the portal is available.  We apologize for this inconvenience.

Please visit the PGY1 Acute Care: Alamance Regional Medical Center – Cone Health ASHP residency listing, found here, to obtain the NMS match code needed to apply.

When applying through PhORCAS, prospective residents should complete the following:

    • Provide a current curriculum vitae and letter of intent.
    • Request an official transcript of your grades to be forwarded directly to the PhORCAS Transcripts Department.
    • Ask three references who are familiar with your professional and academic background to complete reference documents in PhORCAS. We prefer that you ask clinical faculty members and/or employers to provide your references.
      • We request that your references include comments in at least 10 of the 13 comment boxes on the form in place of writing a traditional letter of recommendation.
      • The program-specific comment box is optional.

Other Resources

Message from the Director

The ARMC PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program is designed to produce a well-rounded, diverse, and independent professional experience in clinical practice as well as teaching, basic research, and professional activities. The primary emphasis of the residency program will be on the development of practice skills across a wide variety of practice settings. You will receive an excellent education while completing inpatient rotations at ARMC and affiliated ambulatory care rotations throughout our community.

Your clinical skills and responsibilities will be developed and enhanced under the mentorship of your preceptors. You will engage in teaching experiences allowing you to develop and refine your communication skills and abilities through our partnerships with at the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Greensboro AHEC. You will participate in ongoing scholarly activities to further develop your problem solving skills and ability to interpret, generate, and disseminate knowledge.

Michael Simpson, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

Program Purpose

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists. Residency-trained clinical pharmacists are responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Education Competency Areas

  1. Patient Care
  2. Advancing Practice and Improving Patient Care
  3. Leadership and Management
  4. Teaching, Education, and Dissemination of Knowledge
  5. Pharmacy Research
  6. Management of Medical Emergencies